Katsina: 22 people killed in police shootout with kidnappers

Katsina: 22 people killed in police shootout with kidnappers

More than 22 people have been killed in an attack by bandits on traders on their way to Yantumaki market in Danmusa local government area of ​​Kastina province.

DAILY POST learned that operatives of the Katsina State Police Command engaged in a shootout with a gang of robbers, leaving 22 people dead.

The bandits killed six villagers, while security forces neutralized about 26 bandits during the gunfire.

Internal Security and Home Affairs Secretary Dr Nasir Muazu-Danmusa confirmed this to NAN on Saturday.

“We condemn the attack by robbers on traders on their way from Maidabino to Yantumaki Market in Danmusa LGA.

“They ambushed the traders, killing at least six people and injuring others, including two security guards who were escorting the traders.

“It has been reliably gathered that at least 16 terrorists were killed by security forces on the spot in this encounter and many escaped with gunshot injuries,” he said.

However, the Commissioner maintained that remarkable progress has been made in the fight against cattle rustling, banditry, kidnapping and other forms of crime in the state since the inauguration of Governor Dikko Radda’s administration.

“Due to the reliable information we have received across the state, the problem has now been reduced by approximately 60%.

“That is why the terrorists took other measures to perpetuate their heinous acts,” he said.

Source: dailypost.ng

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